In recent decades, Chattanooga has experienced a renaissance in its economic growth and quality of life. However, many Chattanoogans have not benefited from this revitalization, nor has it enhanced their prospects for a better life. The future growth and success of our community is dependent on our ability to create a more inclusive economy and shared prosperity for all residents. Benwood supports the leaders and initiatives that will help to ensure that residents from low-income communities and communities of color have the opportunity to engage in and benefit from our community’s continuing growth and development.
Supporting policies and initiatives that promote wealth building and financial health for underserved communities
Promoting the strengthening of social capital and community supports in underserved communities
Helping to create clear pathways for residents to access family wage jobs
Ensuring that small businesses can access the supports they need to grow and build wealth in their community